Patrick Keith on stage at the 2013 Sydney Eisteddfod
Sydney Eisteddfod applauds Patrick Keith on his victory in the Sydney Eisteddfod Victoria Jennifer Warren Piano Accompaniment Award. Introduced as part of Sydney Eisteddfod’s 80th Anniversary celebrations, the event was an artistic success and seems set to stay in the program. The four finalists all performed superbly, but Patrick, who recently commenced studying for a Master In Piano Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, emerged with an edge on the rest and won the $5.000 prize.
Soprano Goknur Shanal, winner of the Most Outstanding Singer award and flautist Elia Bossherd who received the Most Outstanding Instrumentalist prize were both accompanied by Patrick. A second prize of $2,500 was awarded to the youngest finalist Akiho Suzuki who also gave an exceptional performance.
Sydney Eisteddfod thanks adjudicators David Howie, Simon Kenway and Jennifer Warren, who along with compere Bradley Gilchrist, guest soloist Philip Murray and guest artists Petrichor Sax, all contributed to the success of the occasion.